14.05.16 by Staff

Handcrafted Miniature Worlds by Secret Wood

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Vancouver-based jeweller Secret Wood handcrafts finely detailed, snow globe-esque scenes out of wood, resin and beeswax. More images below.

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01.04.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Matt Lee

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A series of miniature relief landscapes created out of layers of cut paper by London-born, Bangalore-based artist Matt Lee. More images from “Death Landscapes III” below.

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06.01.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Michelle Kingdom

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Burbank-based artist Michelle Kingdom conveys complex psychological landscapes in these miniature embroideries. More images below.

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13.04.12 by Jeff

Miniature handmade sculptures by Israeli artist Shay Aaron

Handmade miniature sculptures by Israeli artist Shay Aaron
Miniature handmade sculptures made of clay, by Shay Aaron. Tel Aviv.

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15.05.10 by Jeff

Small Is Beautiful

Heads up New York, Small Is Beautiful, a wonderful diorama art show just opened at Murphy and Dine Gallery. I especially like this first one by Tracey Snelling! It also features work by Dan Funderburgh, Lori Nix, Jeremy Mora and Ji Lee.

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24.03.10 by Jeff

Ji Lee

Parallel World by Ji Lee. New York. I love this idea.

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18.03.09 by Jeff

Nathan Coley

Various artworks by Glasgow-based, Nathan Coley. Religion, and the idea of home, seem to be themes throughout much of Coley’s work.

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03.07.08 by Jeff

Mike Hunter

Take one look at Mike Hunter’s photography and try to tell me his miniatures don’t look insanely real. Well, you’d be half right. Hunter hasn’t mastered the skill of creating life-like miniatures, he has mastered the skill of capturing a real-life place and creating the illusion that it is a miniature. I’ll let you take a minute to re-read that sentence. Was that the sound of your mind exploding?

What you are looking at is a real place. Those “figurines” are actually actors dressed as toy soldiers (complete with fake stands their feet). Hunter utilizes a miniaturizing technique called “tilt shift photography” and selects locations based on their “already artificial quality”.
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